Fish On! With Denver's Mississippi River Guide Service!

Mississippi River & St. Croix River Fishing Guide Denver McKinnon. Over 38 years of experience!

Denver has been fishing the Mississippi River system for over 38 years. With a lot of experience on the river, Denver feels that guiding is the best way to pass on the Mississippi River and St. Croix river knowledge he has gained over the years.

Whether interested in bring home fish for dinner or looking for a trophy, Denver will do his best to provide you with a happy and exciting day. You can choose the target species between Walleyes, Sauger, and Crappie. The techniques you learn with Denver will help you when you are out on your own on the Mississippi River and St. Croix River. Denver guides on the Pool 2 (St. Paul), Pool 3 (Hastings), and Pool 4 (Red Wing) of the Mississipi River. He also guides on the St. Croix from Hudson all the down to Hastings. Book a trip today with Denver's guide Service, and let your Mississippi or St. Croix River fishing adventure begin!

Check out Denver's recent Mississippi River fishing reports. He adds a report almost each time he is out, so check back often to see what the fish are up to! Also, take a look at his Mississippi River trip logs to see stories from his client trips and testimonials!

"Thanks again so much for a great day fishing. My dad and I had a great time. Good luck with the softball in Mankato and drive safe." - Matt (Red Wing trip 09/23/11)

Water is back down ahhhh normal summertime fishing has arrived

The river stage has finally came down since the middle of April .   It is now time to switch up gears and do some dragging jigs, pitching hair, pull cranks, and three ways.   All these techniques will begin to shine with the river finally leveling off.  

This week I had the pleasure of sharing my boat with Kade and his father Jeff from Thief river falls.  We went out on a half day trip on this date and had several walleyes and even Kades largest sauger he has ever caught in the boat.  However in the middle of getting ready to take picture Kade got a case of the butter fingers and let the tasty sauger go back into the drink.  Jeff and I gave the young man crap all day for the blunder.  It was fun for all parties.  

We had several walleyes today and Kade even got his first ever white bass.  Jeff even got a double on his line today with both being boxers.  We fished in water depths that ranged from 2 to 9 feet.  Our best presentation today was pulling cranks .  Water clarity is pretty descent on the river right now.  With the rains predicted for next week it surely will go downhill.  

Jeff and Kade it was a blast taking you gentlemen out on the mighty Mississippi River today and I look forward to another day on the river with you next season.   Good luck with the Hockey young man..

Yesterday, Helen, Hanzilla, Brian and myself set out to do some multi species fishing.  We pitched buck tails for about 4 hours in the morning catching several species from Smallmouth bass, crappie, white bass, sheepshead, walleyes,saugers, and a little baby flathead catfish.  It's so fun fishing this technique ya never know what gonna be on the other end of your line in the river. 

We also did some trolling for some walleyes today off the main channel with decent success in water depths from 4 to 10 foot.  Trolling speed today was 2.5 mph.  Best color was jar 5 red craw.  Water temperature in most places today was right at the 76 mark.  

Pictured below are Jeff and Kade the Helen and Hanzilla with some of their catches.

good luck out there guys and gals !!!!

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